How it works
Common side effects
- Inform your doctor regarding your recent anaesthetic history, as halothane is known to cause liver damage and frequent re-exposures may cause severe liver toxicity.
- You may be constantly monitored during entire anaesthetic procedure to observe any signs of low blood pressure, changes in pulse rate, irregular heart beat and ventilation.
- Your ventilation will be carefully assessed to ensure adequate oxygenation and carbon dioxide removal.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Do not take if Patients allergic to halothane.
- Do not take if Patient has a history of unexplained jaundice following previous exposure to halothane.
- Do not take if Patient has a family history of malignant hyperthermia.
- Do not take if Patient has history of high cerebrospinal fluid (fluid in brain and associated tissues) pressure or porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that affects skin and other organs.
- Avoid if Patients requiring anaesthesia for gynaecological surgeries.
Frequently asked questions
Q.Is halothane still used?
Yes, halothane is still used as a safe anesthetic drug in many parts of the world
Q.Is halothane flammable?
Halothane is potent inflammable nor explosive inhalational anaesthetic.